Music Business 101 – A Q&A with Legendary Music Icon Nile Rodgers
SXSW – Austin Convention Center, March 14, 2018
Article and Photography by Jim Chapin
Recent Rock’N’Roll Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers sat down to talk with BBC2 Radio Presenter Jo Whiley on Wednesday, March 14, at SXSW. The seminar also included a selection of video clips from Nile’s recent critically acclaimed three-part BBC4-TV Music Special “How To Make It In the Music Business”. A portion of the hour was also dedicated to questions from the audience.
Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times”. Additionally, his work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.